The Pier-2 Art Centre
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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At Pier-2, Collision is a Driving Force It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in history due to the move from an industrial based segment to the service sector. However, with a group of persistent artist who injected waves of creativity and inspiration into the area, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born making the region a place where tourist and locals can come together to enjoy fine art. With the collision of an old area and new fine art, Pier-2 becomes an area of new vitality and liveliness. Located at the sides of the pier are the artistic warehouse clusters. Not only are there unlimited flows of cars, boats, sea breeze and people coming and going every day but also when looking at the vast ocean and sky, one is relaxed, stress-free with limitless thoughts. The encounter of the land and the ocean is so vast at Pier-2, it seems to symbolised the bright future ahead. The Operation Centre and the artists who have come to showcase their significant artworks both have their own dreams and visions for Pier-2. However both are willing to put down their differences to support one another and work towards a common goal which is the success of Pier-2. Despite the administrative and artistic conflict, both parties come together to become intimate partners, building an memorable and lasting image in the hearts of the people. Great cooperation needs time and hardship to accumulate. On Taiwan's Independence Day, October 10th, 2000, celebration fireworks were not only launched in Taipei. For the first time the government also decided to release fireworks in southern Taiwan, and Kaohsiung became the selected location. In order to find a suitable location to present fireworks, the organisers re-discovered the Pier-2 Warehouses just beside the harbour. Later in 2001, a group of passionate Taiwanese artists established the Pier-2 Artistic Development Association. Pier-2 has become the headquarters for artistic development in southern Taiwan. The Kaohsiung City Bureau of Cultural Affairs took over the Pier-2 Art Centre in 2006, starting a series of exhibitions and festivals such as the Kaohsiung Design Festival, the Chinese Character Exhibition, Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival, Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, "Here comes the Kaohsiungers", Mega Port Festival, The Wall Moon Theatre, Kaohsiung Youth Innovative Design Exhibition, Intertidal Region, Point & Wavy Ribbon Formation Performance Season etc. Every performance and exhibition filled the city with creative vibes injecting new life to the Pier-2 Art Centre. In doing so, the centre has continuously been presenting avant-garde perceptions and appearances, while building this port city into an attractive cultural and living hub. TWR Entertainment, Inc. has found their home in Warehouse Number 9.TWR Entertainment, Inc. is a globally-focused, Asia-based media organisation that successfully blends world class creativity and groundbreaking technology innovation. Pier-2 has now become on par with the rest of the artistic world where imagination, creativity, and animation has become solid building blocks for the future. Kaohsiung's light rail system will be fully operational and linked to both the Red and Orange lines of the Kaohsiung MRT. The new system will significantly enhance the city's mass-transit system and create a more complete urban transportation network. With 35 stations and six transfer stations, the light rail system's two lines (Ring Line and Waterfront Line) will total 22.1km in length. Construction work is to start in October 2012, with the Waterfront Line scheduled to start running in December 2014. The light rail system will improve the quality of transportation in Kaohsiung, create a barrier-free environment, and hopefully encourage the city's 2.2 million motorcyclists to embrace a low-carbon form of transportation. Port of Kaohisung is the 12th busiest container port in the world. Consequently, Kaohsiung City Government has been actively shaping the port zone to become Asia's New Bay Area. Starting in 2013, the government will initiate a series of building projects in the port area, along piers 15 to 21 and nearby. Projects include the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre, which will host major international exhibitions, the Port and Cruise Service Centre, which will serve travellers, the Kaohsiung Maritime Culture and Popular Music Centre, where musical and cultural performances will be held, and Kaohsiung Main Public Library, a superb example of eco-friendly architecture.
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Nov 2019
We walked here after attending mass at the Holy Rosary Cathedral. It was not too difficult to walk but weather was sunny and hot. If you like the Arts, you will love this place. We saw many families around this area as it was a Sunday. The area was pretty big with many buildings, art pieces , sculptures, murals and statues all over, very colorful place. There was even a flea market when we were there. Here and there, you find cafes and food places for a bite. The nearest MRT station is probably Yanchangpu. There is also a light rail which you need to pay separately. The sea was nearby. Many of the buildings were pretty old and repurposed as exhibition ares for art. Entry is free.
Written October 21, 2020
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mei
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia189 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We went in an evening, amazed with how Taiwanese displays their arts by converting warehouses. A great place to appreciate arts and take beautiful pictures. Many young parents bring their small children to stroll around. We enjoy our family time here.
Written January 24, 2020
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hweeying
Johor Bahru, Malaysia4,444 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
A perfect place for recreaction activities, enjoy sunset view, strolling with family members and lovers. Quite a big place for us to spend 3 hours to snap photos and take a short break while enjoyed the sunset scenic view.
Visited on Nov 2019.
Written January 16, 2020
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csChai
Malaysia1,312 contributions
Dec 2019
It is located opposite the City Suites hotel near the Kaoshiung harbour. Old warehouses were converted into art galleries, cafes, retail stores, railway museum, gift shops etc. It is good place for photography too with its colourful wall murals, beautiful artistic sculptures, various zodiac animals, old locomotives and swings. Worth a stroll especially in the evening when you are in this city.
Written January 4, 2020
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Zia
219 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
The pier-2 art center is a good place for family with young children to visit. It’s a big area with light rail, harbor view, and many interesting shops. Only pedestrian are allowed in this area so it’s safer for kids.
Written July 23, 2020
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Chillax
Singapore, Singapore1,028 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Take subway to Yancheng Pu Station exit 2, you see the takow railway open museum. Its a big open space, folks enjoying picnic, flying kites, old train carriages, art structures. From there, walk to Pier 2 area. Note The mini train is really small, hard for big sized adult to sit. Tix price twd149/pax.
After that you can walk towards the pier to KW2 which is a refurbished warehouse which houses cafes, shops and restaurants for a meal break. Nice to spend at least half a day in that whole area.
Written February 20, 2020
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Melissa L
Markham, Canada1,000 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
I spent 1.5 days here. I just couldn't get enough of this place! Its a huge industrial park where all the warehouses have been turned into shops, restaurants, studios and galleries. There are also great art installations found throughout the industrial park.

We also got a lot of shopping done here and bought a lot of cool little trinkets.
Written November 22, 2019
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Eddie, guide for touring
Kaohsiung, Taiwan95 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
These vestiges of harbor warehouse are designed to a cluster of restaurants and shops where are more creative by the young people here Kaohsiung! There is a symbol of industrial city here to seek!

駁二藝術特區、是以港區舊倉庫改建.這是充滿創意的參
餐廳跟商舖聚在一起的新創特區。這個特區你可以找尋這個工業港市的過去足跡!
Written April 14, 2019
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R L
Singapore, Singapore125 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
Kaohsiung has traditionally been considered the poor cousin to the metropolitan Taipei

Not any more.

Pier2 is a great testament that Kaohsiung is definitely up-and-coming.

It houses a lot of contemporary visual arts but it is not merely collection of galleries. Its proximity to the harbour makes it an ideal place to walk and roam and soak up the coastal atmosphere.

This is essentially a harbour warehouse area that has been cleverly converted into an arts district. I have to say this is quite unique -- I dare say the first of its kind in Asia (that I know of)

Look out for this very special shop called CONCEPT WAREHOUSE. You can get a nice cup of coffee and buy some exclusive artist-designed goods there.
Written April 22, 2015
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ArthuRiding
Taichung, Taiwan28 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
This is probably the best place for hipsters to hang out. Got great exhibitions, and pop-up shows. I actually went there for several concerts like Russian Red.
Written September 16, 2014
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